Fire Risk Engineering

Glasgow Caledonian University


This degree is a new discipline, the only programme of its kind in Scotland, and is accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers. It provides maximum exemptions from the exams of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and graduates will have excellent job prospects in both Public and Private Sectors.

Year 1
Foundation level - Building Design, Technology and Performance.

Year 2
Principles of Fire Safety Analysis and The Practice of Fire Safety Design and Regulation, Computer-Aided Modelling Techniques, Risk Management, Introduction to Maths and Structure.

Year 3
Work placement or studies with one of our partner universities; Fire Dynamics, Structural Fire Protection, Suppression Systems Design, CAD and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Year 4
Honours Dissertation, further study of topics such as Smoke Control Systems Design, Evacuation Systems Design, Fire Risk Assessment, Fire Engineering Design.

Entry Requirements

4 Highers at BBCC including Maths and Physics. Engineering Science or a technological subject or relevant HND.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment


Civil Engineering and Environmental Management

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy